Easing of COVID shackles will allow Victoria's
Victoria Park Lake Caravan Park at Shepparton to reopen from midnight, but
Mt Isa City Council in Queensland will now charge $10
nightly for caravans using the George McCoy and Tom O'Hara Park RV overflow
areas between June and October.
Tonight's City of Greater Geelong council meeting
will be urged by Councillor Kylie Grzybek to provide low cost camping for
RVs in the northern suburbs, including a publicly accessible dump point.
NSW police hunting man seen running from Sanctuary
Point caravan park in Ethel Street on the state's South Coast after man
stabbed to death.
Man, 22, and woman, 49, who skipped quarantine at Alice
Springs after leaving Victorian COVID hotspot found by police at Kings
Canyon campsite in the Northern Territory.
Queensland paramedics assessing caravanner at scene
of caravan rollover on Kilkivan-Tansey Road,
74km west of Gympie.
NSW police say they are checking back roads and
holiday parks looking for travellers flouting COVID restrictions. "We are
patrolling all those areas and caravan parks and places where we believe
travellers would like to congregate or come in from," Northern Region Police
Commander Peter McKenna said.
Next month's popular Gympie Music Muster and camping
festival at Amamoor in Queensland has been cancelled due to COVID
restrictions. "It is with great disappointment and sorrow that we have to
inform you of our 40th Birthday celebration cancellation," organisers said.
"Financially, the event relies on unrestricted travel to and within
Queensland for patrons, artists and suppliers."
Caravan Industry Association of Australia joins forces with RV Boss in a new
online classifieds venture. RV Boss founder Luke Trouchet said it would
"empower users to buy and sell RVs without a hitch", adding: "It's a simple,
intuitive experience for buyers and sellers."
It is described as a
dedicated platform for industry members and trade businesses to gain
customer exposure and take part in creating a
strong, supportive narrative for the industry.
Shares in Aspen Group, which operates a chain of
holiday and lifestyle parks, opened at a one-year high of $1.40 today.
Caravan Industry Victoria today announced that
August's three-day Border Caravan and Camping Expo has been cancelled due to
COVID restrictions and directions from the state government.
The expo would
have been the tenth one held in Wodonga.
"We had some very eager consumers ready for a show after the
cancellation of 2020 and now 2021," a spokesperson said.
"But we plan on returning in 2022."
NSW's Orange City Council reports that its caravan
park remains open despite widespread 7-day lockdown.
CMCA's latest RV park has been officially opened at
Innisfail in Queensland by local mayor Cr Mark Nolan.
Painters Island Caravan Park on the banks of the
Ovens River at Wangaratta in Victoria suffers second blow as floodwaters
inundate it. The park was already closed due to COVID restrictions.
Caravanners and other overnight campers will benefit
from a $1.2 million revamp at Caliguel Lagoon south of Condamine in southern
Queensland with a new camp kitchen and formalised vehicle and RV parking.
South Australia’s biggest RV dealer Jayco Adelaide
forced to close its doors because of the latest COVID restrictions. "We will
be working hard to ensure that when we reopen we prioritise fulfilling
bookings that had to be cancelled," it said.
Newmarket Gardens, which opened six decades ago making it Brisbane's oldest
caravan park, will pull down the shutters on August 31. Owner Robyn Wright
said she was not sure whether the 8-acre park would be sold.
Locals at Forbes in NSW hope to open Calarie Hall and
its recreational reserve for grey nomads and other campers, offering
toilets, showers and an outdoor kitchen.
Caravan reportedly rolled on Queensland's Carnarvon
Highway near Rolleston. No one injured. Meanwhile one person treated by
paramedics after another rollover involving caravan on the state's Capricorn
Highway at Stanwell.
Seven acres of vacant land on which a caravan park
had stood for 50 years at Avoca Beach in NSW has received planning approval
... for another caravan park offering 56 long-term and five short-term
NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Gary Worboys has
issued a stern warning to travellers trying to avoid new COVID restrictions,
particularly caravanners and campers. He said police had spoken to many
people moving outside Greater Sydney who were trying to disguise their
regional travels as a business trip. "It is really a holiday, trying to
provide police with excuses as to why they have been found outside Greater
Sydney and have a caravan they are towing or camping gear with them," he
Queensland paramedics assessed six people but
reported no injuries requiring transport to hospital when they attended
accident involving caravan and another vehicle on Burnett Highway near
Ingenia says in a message to shareholders that its
holiday parks are benefiting from the COVID-created demand for domestic
travel. Its revenue of over $50m for the year was a rise on the previous
financial year. Bookings across the group's NSW parks had experienced high
cancellations while increased intrastate travel had mitigated the impact of
cancellations in its key Queensland parks, including Cairns Coconut and
Police have charged a disqualified caravanner whose
rig was involved in a fatal crash on Barellan Rd east of Griffith in NSW.
Victoria's Ballan Caravan Park bookings manager Adam
Bernath reportedly in quarantine and undergoing testing after visiting the
same site as furniture removalists from Sydney last week.
Four expanding companies looking to enter the booming
caravan and camping industry will take part in a Virtual Pitch Event on July
20. The pilot program is being organised by Caravanning Industry Association
of Australia and the companies are Accessibility in the City, DefendSafe,
Quipmo and RV Leaks.
Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight has told media she
will not be standing in the upcoming NSW local government elections ...
because she will be 1000km away holidaying in her caravan.
Two men cut through a fence and stole a caravan from
an industrial yard at Carrara on the Gold Coast.
WA's Rockingham councillor Lorna Buchan, who is vying
to become the local mayor, said if elected she would fight for investment in
a much needed caravan park, explaining: "We have 37km of coastline and no
City of Wangaratta Mayor Dean Rees and his family
were forced to abandon their caravanning road trip and put their rig in
storage in Queensland before flying home because of threatened border
restrictions in the south.
The Queensland Retreat Caravan group is attempting a
record for the longest ever get-together. Members set off on July 1 and are
making their way north, from the Qld-NSW border up to the Gulf. The
five-week adventure includes a total of 31 caravans.
Shares in RV hire platform Camplify climbed more than
five percent to $1.38 this morning after last week's fall.
A new caravan park has been included in plans for a
fuel station and community hub at Brigalow between Dalby and Chinchilla on
Queensland's Warrego Hwy.
Queensland Police are worried about the health of
missing 62-year-old Anthony Cameron who is known to frequent camping sites
around Cotton Tree, Noosa North Shore, Mooloolaba and Bargara. He was last
seen leaving a Mooloolaba address around 8.30pm on July 11 in a white 2013
Toyota LandCruiser with Queensland registration 007 THS. Anyone who knows
his whereabouts is urged to contact police.
Remote caravan parks in the NT have until August 30
to apply for grants of up to $150,000 from the second round of the
Territory's Roadhouse to Recovery grants.
Queensland Police hunting three men who broke into an
unoccupied motorhome at a caravan park on Peel Street, Tamworth, and stole
two wallets and a mobile phone.
Work on upgrading the Cunningham Highway's Amberley
Driver Reviver Rest Area will begin tomorrow. Queensland Transport and Main
Roads Dept warns travellers that access may be "limited or closed" until
Cotton growers in NSW are recruiting grey nomads to
help fill labour shortages in the state's agricultural sector, brought about
by the COVID epidemic.
Kingaroy Showgrounds Caravan Park in Queensland's
South Burnett region reports that sites are already totally booked out for
the town's three-day BaconFest opening on August 20.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today
reminded travellers that the QR check-in app is now mandatory at caravan
parks and camping areas in the Sunshine State.
Work has started on a $22 million upgrade at Goolwa
Holiday and Caravan park on SA's Fleurieu Peninsula which will result in 100
extra sites for RVs and 60 new cabins plus splash park, swimming pool and
nature play area.
Queensland's Lockyer Valley Regional Council has
invited campers and caravanners to enjoy free stays at its Lake Dyer Camping
Grounds this month. It says: "The budget-friendly holiday option will leave
you the cash needed to grab supplies from our local shops who are feeling
the pinch during these turbulent times."
Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh says that work on revitalising the centre
of Miles in Queensland includes creating a "village feel which is RV
Brisbane-based Apollo Motorhome Holdings has acquired
nearly 7 million shares in newly-listed Camplify Holdings, giving it 17.79
percent voting power.
SA's District Council of Streaky Bay has released
details of its draft annual business plan for the 2021-2022 financial year.
It includes $100,000 for campground development at Tractors beach and
$20,000 for installing dump points at Streaky Bay and Perlubie campgrounds.
Another $55,000 would be spent on tourism signage.
A report to NSW's Lithgow Council estimates that next
year's Australian Caravan Club national muster will pour more than $91,000
into the local economy.
19, charged with break and enter, steal motor vehicle, malicious damage by
fire, possess prohibited drug and knife, and larceny after a Hyundai SUV was
stolen from a caravan park on Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW, and destroyed by
Shares in Aspen Group, which operates a chain of
holiday and lifestyle parks, opened at a year-high of $1.37 today.
Police have appealed for witnesses to a fatal caravan
rollover at Sea Lake on Victoria's Calder Highway. A male passenger in the
4WD towing the 'van died and the female driver was airlifted to hospital.
Anyone who witnessed yesterday afternoon's crash, has dashcam footage or any
other information that could help police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers
on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at
Meanwhile, a caravanner was taken to hospital with head injuries after
his rig flipped on WA's Brand Highway south of
NSW's Upper Lachlan Shire Mayor John Stafford says
the Crookwell Caravan Park will be re-opened "in a couple of weeks" after
upgrades are completed.
Cyber criminals are targeting Australia's caravan industry,
it has been revealed. The booming industry saw more than $175 million lost
to scams last year, with one-in-three businesses falling victim to
ransomware attacks in the last 18 months. The Caravan Industry Association
of Australia has now secured a $380,000 Federal Government grant to help up
to 1000 businesses reduce the risk of being a victim to cyber crime.
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